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View Poll Results: Do you like Auto Start/Stop and is your car AT or MT?
My car is AT and I DO like Auto Start/Stop 9 23.68%
My car is AT and I DO NOT like Auto Start/Stsop 13 34.21%
My car is MT and I DO like Auto Start/Stop 7 18.42%
My car is MT and I DO NOT like Auto Start/Stsop 9 23.68%
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      Yesterday, 10:58 AM   #1
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Do like like/dislike Auto Start/Stop and do you have an AT or MT?

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The Auto Start/Stop rarely works on my MT car, probably due to the high temps here in Phoenix, AZ but when it does work, I like it, I find it's very smooth and literally instant. I take the car out of gear at stop lights so by the time I press the clutch in and put the car into gear, the car is ready to go.

I never understood why people want to disable it...but then I had a 5 Series AT loaner for a couple of days and the experience was a lot different. The system worked a lot more for some reason, almost all the time, but every time the car started back up it shuddered a bit and there was a slight delay, the transition wasn't nearly as instant or smooth.

Are other's experiences the same?
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It has just got to cause a lot more wear on the car, in my opinion.
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I like it on MT. You can choose when it works and when it doesn't, because the car won't turn off until you put it in neutral and lift the clutch. So if I know I'm only stopping for a few seconds, I typically just leave it in gear. But it's really smooth and quick to start back up when you decide to use it, no complaints.
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Not against the feature...it's nice and green. I just have an old school, long term aversion to a car seemingly "dying" in traffic. It's all a mental thing but that's where it rests for me.
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Heh, yeah, it is weird every time it happens for me, especially since it seems very random so for a second I freak out and think I stalled the car.
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Have an automatic and don't like it (what annoys me the most is that the engine goes to the 'ready' mode even at very short stops), but I'll probably get used to it soon. I liked it when I drove manual since it gives you the choice on which stop you want the function to activate.
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The Auto Start/Stop rarely works on my MT car, probably due to the high temps here in Phoenix, AZ but when it does work, I like it, I find it's very smooth and literally instant. I take the car out of gear at stop lights so by the time I press the clutch in and put the car into gear, the car is ready to go.

I never understood why people want to disable it...but then I had a 5 Series AT loaner for a couple of days and the experience was a lot different. The system worked a lot more for some reason, almost all the time, but every time the car started back up it shuddered a bit and there was a slight delay, the transition wasn't nearly as instant or smooth.

Are other's experiences the same?
In general I liked it but based on a close read of the owners manual it states that extra wear and tear will occur on some components like the starter. I now have start stop disabled and I refuse to use it.
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I've Disabled it everytime I start the car.. and I had not seen the note in the Owner's Manual about inducing wear and tear... not that it isn't obvious if you cycle your starter so much!!!
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I like it for if I need to save gas, and since it is so easy to turn off who cares. If it helps cafe numbers it's worth it.
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I've Disabled it everytime I start the car.. and I had not seen the note in the Owner's Manual about inducing wear and tear... not that it isn't obvious if you cycle your starter so much!!!
4 year, 50,000 mile warranty should cover that. That said, I've had it on other cars and never experienced any kind of failure.
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I don't especially like or dislike the feature. I find that I typically leave it off though. The combo of auto on/off combined with the hill assist annoys me a bit whenever I'm on a hill. I like to let it roll a little when shifting into first.
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